French: Guit-guit à bec court German: Kurzschnabel-Naschvogel Spanish: Mielerito piquicorto
SE Colombia (from E base of Andes in Caquetá, Vaupés and Guainía) E to S Venezuela (Amazonas and NW & C Bolívar), Guyana and possibly Suriname#R and French Guiana, S through E Ecuador to NE Peru (S to Pasco, Huánuco and Ucayali) and W Brazil (E to E Amazonas and, S of R Amazon, to N Rondônia and extreme NW Mato Grosso).
9 cm; 8–10·2 g. Small honeycreeper with short and slender bill only slightly decurved near tip, with lower mandible almost straight; bill shortest in genus, only... read more
Call, in Peru, a short, high-pitched, rising “tsee”; in NE Brazil, “tsik tsik... read more
Humid terra firme forest and forest borders. In Venezuela occurs also in slightly less... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known. Three stomachs contained only vegetable matter, including fruit and seeds. Shorter bill of this species may represent an... read more
Resident. No evidence that this species wanders widely at some seasons, as does C. cyaneus.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common, and widespread at rather low density. Should occur in a number of protected areas in Venezuela, SE Colombia, and... read more
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